A transfer function approach to active damping of an induction motor drive with LC filters

Srikanthan Sridharan, Philip T Krein

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Abstract

The use of LC filters between inverter and motor terminals results in undesirable resonant oscillations in motor voltages and currents. Because passive damping methods employ physical resistors to suppress these oscillations, they contribute to additional losses. Lossless active damping methods with virtual resistors have been explored in the literature as a viable alternative. In a typical active damping implementation, current flow in a virtual resistor across the filter capacitor is emulated in a control loop using motor voltage feedback. Conventionally, the virtual resistance value is fixed based on empirical rules and left unchanged for all operating conditions. Choosing the resistance value is important, because high values may provide insufficient damping, whereas low values can lead to excessive damping and cause degraded dynamic response. A small-signal transfer function-based approach is developed in this paper for active damping design, based on operating conditions and dynamic tuning of the virtual resistance. With the control scheme implemented in a d-q frame, it provides the flexibility of using a differential damping approach in which the d and q axis resistance values need not be equal. Simulations and experimental results are provided for an active-damped, field-oriented-control based induction motor drive. Results confirm the effectiveness of active damping in mitigating resonance effects. This adds new degrees of freedom to the design of inverter output filters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages834-840
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979417
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 16 2016
EventIEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2015 - Coeur d'Alene, United States
Duration: May 11 2015May 13 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2015

Other

OtherIEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityCoeur d'Alene
Period5/11/155/13/15

Keywords

  • Induction motor drive
  • LC filter
  • active damping
  • field-oriented-control (FOC)
  • resonant oscillations
  • virtual resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering

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